First off, I thank you for taking the time to read this. Sincere compassion, kindness, and charity are rare qualities.
We are a family of four, two adults and two children, ages 6 years and 7 months. We have hit the difficult point of not being able to make rent. We have been superb tenants for the last two years(same landlord). My wife stays at home to teach our son and care for our baby, on top of caring for the house. I was working a modest job that barely kept the bills paid. We saved when we could; tax refunds, stimulus check, and the rare occasion when my paycheck was high enough. I had a second part-time job for awhile to stay ahead. My work slowed enough that we were going through the savings quite fast. Eventually, I ended up quitting both jobs, not quite shooting myself in the foot as some might be thinking right now. There were some extreme morality issues that led to me quitting. I do not want to turn this into a “bad-mouthing” story. Regardless for the reasons for me quitting, I was denied unemployment. Which still wouldn’t have been enough to pay rent, since I was barely managing that with “full-time” work. Since I haven’t been working we have went through the last of our savings. I cannot say I regret my decision because the time spent at home with my family has been great. Every child should have some time with dad and being a non-entity (too tired and too exhausted from the heat to participate much) is psychologically depressing, to me and probably my kids. So I do not regret that decision. However, I am looking for work again but haven’t gotten anything steady, I usually end up with false promises from a contractor, nor have I found something even appealing to me(not that I’m unwillingly to do humble work). I never finished highschool (due to loss of family) and was steadily working at age 16(I worked prior to that, just summers on a farm). I obtained my GED sometime later. I have not had formal education yet I do possess a keen mind. I have had times I was homeless growing up and into adulthood. Since my first son was born we have stayed housed, homelessness and the harassment that comes with it is not something for children. Prior to him being born I traveled and shared my experiences with 100’s, if not 1000’s, of people I have met. I was saved and got the Spirit that Christ promised in 2012 and did everything I could to share and inspire others with the truth of Him… I’m sure I helped some, ignored by others. After he was born I continued still, just slightly different. Depending on how much I get financially I would like to continue what I have been doing, whether I stay at this house or get forced out. It does sadden me that it always comes down to money. Regardless of what happens with this I will keep doing what I do, I just won’t have so much time for others, as I will be quite occupied with trying to still provide for my kids. We have been really good with what money we have had, stretching our budget. We don’t lack for food but rent is still rent. One thing I have wanted to do but haven’t had the time is write a book (hopefully, it would be inspirational). There are so many good things people can/could do but usually money, or the love of it, blinds whatever good intent they had. So if you do donate, donate with a prayer that keeps me honest. I made a email account just for comments or any concerns anyone may have, include spiritual matters, if you so choose. If you think you may know me or remember me you are even welcome to say “Hi”. You don’t have to believe God to donate even though I could talk all day about Him but I am not one to force-feed Him to you. May your kindness be a blessing. I am hoping for around $6,000 total, to get us through winter and hope things are different by then. If it ends up being more I do intend to put it to good use.
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